• FILE- In this Aug 19, 2014 file photo, commuters move past posters and hoardings of Indian films in Mumbai, India.   British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, file)

    Coldplay’s latest video criticized for portrayal of India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — British rock band Coldplay’s latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.

  • Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman’s family on an island in southern Pakistan.

  • Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide bomber riding on a bicycle has targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 20.

  • This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo Queen Jetsun Pema, right, looks at King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck as they pose after they were married at the Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince. The Royal Media Office in capital Thimphu said Saturday that the baby boy was born on Friday. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

    Bhutan’s queen gives birth to a baby boy

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.

  • Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official has arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, a Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.(AP Photo, File)

    Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.

  • Sri Lankan Army soldiers march during the Independence Day celebration parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem was performed at the country’s independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.

  • Gao Hongbo returns as China national football team coach

    BEIJING (AP) — Gao Hongbo returned Wednesday as interim coach of the Chinese men’s national football team following the departure of Frenchman Alain Perrin last month.